A vacation is always enjoyable, no matter what time of year you take it. However, if you have a choice of when to take a vacation, you should really choose to take it in the winter. The weather may not be as nice, and there's the hassle of the holidays to compete with—but there are still several great reasons to take vacations in the winter.
There's often less to do around home.
If you live in a temperate climate where the spring and summer bring pleasant weather, but the winter brings cold, then there are probably more things to do around your home town in the spring and summer. Why miss out on them by taking vacation during this time? Take a vacation during the winter when there are not as many things to do and you won't be missing out.
You can visit family and friends.
If you have family members and friends who are not able to travel to see you during the holidays, you can spend your winter vacation visiting them instead! When you stay with someone you know and love, you save money since you don't have to pay for accommodations. Don't assume the places your friends live are boring if they are not prime tourist attractions. Just discovering new restaurants, museums, and shops in a different city can make for a fun vacation.
You get a break from bad weather.
If you live somewhere cold, the chilly temperatures probably start to get on your nerves after a while. You get tired of always pulling on your snow boots and dressing in five layers to prevent frost bite. Taking a vacation in the winter gives you a chance to take a break from the cold if you opt to go somewhere warm. And even the warmer destinations tend to be cheaper to visit in the winter since it's the off-season.
You get a break after the holidays.
The holidays are meant to be a relaxing experience, but for most, they just bring a lot of stress. If you are feeling over-worked and anxious after the holidays, then plan a vacation in the mid-winter to reset your system and reduce your stress. You can return feeling truly refreshed and ready to start the new year.
If you have vacation time to use this year, use it in the winter. It's the season during which travel comes with the most benefits!